Pleasures & perils of new data

Nuclear power history

A startling new book published last November by the Institute for Science and International Security, “Taiwan’s Former Nuclear Weapons Program: Nuclear Weapons On-Demand” by David Albright and Andrea Stricker, completely changed my mind about Taiwan’s nuclear history from the 60s to the 80s. I have to admit I’ve grumbled a bit, because processing this book has been a heavy chore over the last month, just when I’ve had better things to do on my book. But hey, it’s great new data and for that we should be thankful.